Facebook removes multiple personal information fields from accounts
The Meta-owned social media platform has reportedly started notifying users about information fields that will be removed from their accounts starting next month. A social media consultant named Matt Navarra first discovered the change. From his Twitter account, he shared a screenshot of his Facebook notification. Facebook also announced that these changes would affect users' accounts from December 1st. Information fields that the company plans to remove include addresses, religious and political beliefs, and a section of "interests," according to the notice. The company is reportedly sending these communications to users who have already completed these sections on their accounts. However, this change will not affect the rest of your data and other contact details or basic user information.
The company is planning to make the social media platform "easier to navigate and use," and to accomplish this, these changes are necessary. These changes won’t affect users’ abilities to share their personal information elsewhere on Facebook.
Facebook is trying to simplify users' experience in social media platforms by removing comparatively outdated features. Highlighting the fact, other social media outlets do not offer the information fields that Facebook has decided to withdraw.
When discussing other social media platforms, these platforms don’t require users to include their religious or political beliefs. Earlier, users were interested in filling out their profiles with additional information or sharing them via posts. Considering data leaks and privacy issues, social media users nowadays might not be comfortable sharing extra details online.
Recently Meta has cut 11,000 jobs, which represents 13% of its entire workforce. As a result of these layoffs, the social media giant has experienced its largest layoff in history.